Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante
Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante

Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sardinia-ristorante.com/
  • Phone: (305) 531-2228
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Pietro Vardeu
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer catering services from small to large events. Please contact us for more information.
  • Entertainment: Wine Seminars take place once a month. Please contact us to be added in our mailing list.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 18 st.
  • Public Transit: South Beach Local Bus makes a stop one block away in front of PUBLIX and cabs are always available around the area.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Meter Parking Valet Parking
A word from Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante
One of the most authentic and exciting restaurants to open in Miami Beach in ages, this ultra-friendly restaurant has made fast friends of the neighborhood around Sunset Harbor. The young, mostly Italian staff is exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful. Highlights on the lengthy menu of rustic dishes include spaghetti bottarga, orecchiette with wild boar sausage and nearly melted broccoli di rabe pesto. Salt-crusted branzino, prepared in the wood-burning ovendeboned table-side, is a masterpiece. The fantastic, value-priced wine list is always a winner. Best to go with a crowd and share a platter of thinly sliced meats and cheeses with vegetables roasted in the wood-burning oven. Order a plate of crackly rosemary carasatu bread, too. Deserts, like the millefoglie with nutella and pastry cream, are as addictive as this new hot spot. Source: New Times: Best of Miami 2007
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Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (35)fit for foodies (26)notable wine list (20)good for groups (19)romantic (15)great for outdoor dining (12)great for lunch (12)special occasion (11)late-night find (9)hot spot (8)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (5)great for brunch (5)vibrant bar scene (4)Show More
  • Great Miami Beach find
    Sylar
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Saw it reviewed in a TV program Chef Michelle Bernstein hosts in South Florida and was glad we went. As of this writing surrounding streets under some kind of repair, but if you can't find street parking, marina across street has plenty of public space. Impeccable service by knowledgeable staff. Great food: veal scallopine in port sauce with roasted potatoes & veggies, mushroom risotto, polpo carpaccio (octopus) appetizer, creamed asparagus soup, prosciutto & mushroom pizza, sausage & rabe pizza (rabe a bit too bitter), classic tiramisu, millefoglie with strawberries, and panacotta with mango and strawberries. To drink, iced tea and quartinos (carafe with 1 1/2 to 2 glasses of wine) of Vermentino (Sardinian wine), plus espressos. Pace yourself and be sure you put enough money in parking machine to begin with or you'll be running in and out (if you remember).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The food is not as good as used to be , the pizza and salads nothing special
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Waiters with amnesia
    mike
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Took friends from out of town for Sunday lunch as we live nearby. Food was good and well prepared. Bread basket better than average. Waiter was too busy doing everything but paying attention. Forgot one dish and drink, dish finally came drink never did. Attitude of a restaurant that appears not to care if they see you again. But food was good enough for a return trip, particularly if location matters.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • carb loading before run, amazing!
    kmMIAfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I wasn't expecting much of this restaurant, I don't know why, but I wouldn't have expected it to be as great as it was! Service was excellent, martinis were delicious, bartender was friendly and attentive and waitress was a gem. I had the spaghetti and meatballs, really delicious the meatballs were seasoned perfectly and noodles just right at al dente. My boyfriend had the scallops and they were a generous portion, tasty, and healthy. My friend had the clam spaghetti and was also very pleased. Apps were the best though--octopus so tender and grilled just right and the artichokes were awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Service and great food
    nicolasVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We had fantastic time, great service and very good italian food. Souce and pasta cooking was really great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Italian gem South Beach
    Top1eaterVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This is one of my go to Italian restaurants in South Beach.....You never go wrong with the food and its always a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent all around
    miachuckVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    had their 3 course prefix lunch great food nice sized portions all around impressed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Italian
    kjninamherstVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a nice evening, good service, great first courses, seconds were large portions , wine list had some some deals
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excelente food in Miami Beach
    Gramil10
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The ambience, the food, service are outstanding. My rack of lamb and veggies were amazing. The fish served to my wife was extraordinary.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We went for dinner and had a very good cheese platter also burrata was good. The day we went wines had an special discount and it turned out to be reasonable. The pasta with Lobster was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good but rushed
    EatAm
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The food and atmosphere at Sardinia are quite good. But I thought the service went beyond attentive and bordered on rushed. Were they pushing to turn the tables as many times as possible? Did they want to get rid of me because I was a woman dining alone? Do they treat everyone who orders a Miami Spice Month meal this way? I don't know. But in spite of the very nice gnocchi with Lamb ragu, it was less than gracious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice
    Mabi
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was very good, lobster was amazing. Nice place very close to Lincoln Road.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice restaurant
    Aguaclara
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    My Wife and I went with a friend and enjoy a nice evening, with good good, conversation and wine. We enjoyed the atmosphere, and the ambiance. Food was also very good, with reasonable portions. We would return if nearby.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not reccomend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The place was noisy and food was bland! I would not go back or recommend it!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good local rest good food
    Drhands1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We arrived on time and did not have to wait We had a good dinner the mozzarella buratta needed more taste the branzino whole fish was excellent the desserts were great tiramusu and the chocolate and vanilla mouse was amazing highly recommend. The wine was very good and the prices are reasonable highly recommend this lovely neighborhood gem that had been around as long time in a tough town
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    LeszVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is our second time here. Really enjoyed diner first time not so much this time. Maybe it was our diner choices but food wasn't that inspiring. We had a number of appetizers including the vegetables and cheese. Vegetable we're boring tho cheese was very good. Waiter kept disappearing for long periods of time which didn't help. First time may have been our fault because we were not ready to order but even after we all closed our menus and asked for him it still took ten minutes to finally show up. Probably will not return. They also have a weird corkage policy-$30 when many wines on their list sell for $50. Doesn't make sense.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Sardinian food
    Miamifoodie
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Some of the items truly reminded me of being in Sardinia, while others were ok. The Sardinian cracker bread and pecorino are truly authentic and good. The Vitello Tonatto was really good, but the salmon was just ok. The desserts were exceptional. Both the tiramisu and the profiteroles with chocolate sauce were great and the portions were huge. The wait staff were friendly. Service was a bit slow, especially considering it was lunchtime and there were very few people there that day. Overall, it was a great lunch and I will go back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Miami's classic
    PacoVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I go very often to this restaurant since it is a "real" italian restaurant in Miami. All the dishes are delicious and besides of that they have adapted their portions to the american standards so my wife and I shared the salad and the pasta since they were very generous portions. I would definitely go again to this place
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place good food
    JCBHI
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We will come back here again. The food and service were very good and parking at 6pm on a Saturday night was not an issue for us . The location of the restaurant i s close enough to South Beach but yet still far enough away that you don't need to deal with all the traffic and people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place, but not that special
    pickyfoodie
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I went with my wife and a couple for Miami Spice. I was impressed with the place. Service was great. However, the choices for the Miami Spice menu were disappointing. Nothing in particular I would go back for. My wife, which is vegetarian, ordered form the regular menu, did not find the options to be tasteful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent find in South Beach!
    Loribob67
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed an excellent dinner here. The menu is fantastic and just the antipasti is more than enough to fill you up. I would love to go back and have the pizza- only served after 10 pm and made in the wood fired oven.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service.
    JAD648
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Restaurant honored our reservation on time. We were served by a very nice waiter named Milan who was very knowledgeable about dish preparations. We tried the octopus, veal meat balls and tuna tartare as appetizers and were very pleased. The lamb shanks and the veal chop entrees came out hot, tasty and with a delicious side of herbed mushroom risotto. I tried both and liked the lamb much better, but can't go wrong with neither. We ordered the specialty dessert of the house Sebasta (or something similar, the first one listed on the menu) and were pleasantly surprised. It's like a pastry filled with cheese, lemon zest and honey. Different and very good. Definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A good find!
    Katie
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Sardinia is a casual Italian spot with great food. The wines were excellent and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food and service
    lizelaVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    nice food and service great family place , NICE LOCATION ALWAYS ATTENTIVE TO THEIR CUSTOMERS
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food and SERVICE
    lizelaVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    nice, but very noisy yesterday to talk, but overall wonderful food !! and service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 510 reviews are from the Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante reviews archive.
  • food and service
    lizelaVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    always a memorable experience, good food and great hosts!!! always
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bad experience
    DineonthebeachVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Went there on a friday night. Place was empty, food very very bad. No taste, poor cooking. Not going back there.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Try the Regional Italian Dinners
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Sardinia is always great for lunch, has a very good happy hour and also known for its pastas and wood-roasted foods, but we went for the fixed price Regional Italian dinner last night. What a great deal....$60 includes multiple courses (we had six or seven) and wine pairings (7 half glasses). They are doing these dinners every other Thursday through the summer and focusing on one region's wines and foods each time. Ours was Campania, but we will go back whenever we are in town for any one they offer. Our server, Milan, was excellent and added to our enjoyment this visit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The next best thing to being there
    RinraterVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We spent our honeymoon in Sardinia and loved the food. This restaurant captured the feel with the mood and the food. Great wines and loved our server
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian choice
    HCDVVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Great antipasti and Burrata. Osso Bucco was great, the the veal scallopinni good also. Wine list not so great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Pablo
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Excellent place with fantastic food and service. Definitely a restaurant for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints!
    MAC111
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Dining at Sardinia never disappoints. Even after six or seven visits, the food always seems innovative and the service is flawless. One should take the time to explore and enjoy this unique menu. From the appetizers to main courses, one will find dishes that are seldom experienced in broad-based Italian restaurants. And if you're going to enjoy a bottle of wine, don't overlook the vintages from the Sardinia region!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WHEN YOU CAN'T GET TO THE ISLAND
    flavorsofrome
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    ...of Sardinia, that is. The food here is probably not all typically Sardinian, but it is very much like eating in Italy. My paccheri with tiny baby octopus and the corvina in cartoccio (in parchment paper) were superb. Our waiter Donato was professional, friendly, and completely knowledgeable about the menu.(As all waiters in Italy are!) He guided us to every selection, including the wine and dessert, to our complete satisfaction. Next time in Miami will mean another dinner at Sardinia
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great real italian food
    PietroA
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Reviewed and recommended by Italians! Great wines, which on Tuesdays are 40% off! One of the best Italian restaurants in Miami
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food aND SERVICE
    lizelaVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    always great food and service , the host always welcomes everyone!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice place
    Oliven
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Very good food. Authentic Italian food. Good location if you want something more quiet than Ocean Drive. Good service and well worth the money.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Many repeats
    beachdocVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Have been here many times. Great collection of Italian wines, all price points. Especially enjoy opportunity to taste good wine by the glass -- they have a dispenser for the more expensive bottles that preserves the wine. Rare to be able to sample Barolos and Brunellos like that. Food is superb. Especially anything from the wood burning oven. Also a good choice for a simple snack -- good cheese selection and cured meats. Only negative is that it tends to have a high noise level - busy place, wood floors, tables closely packed -- not too crowded, but loud.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AdrianVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I have dinner at Sardinia for more than six times during the last year but in the last two ones the food was nos so good when compared with the previous ones. Also the service was declining every time. Waiters appear and dissapear suddenly and you need to claim every single minor things that you need ( i.e. spoons, salt, pepper, etc) they need to put more attention to improve their kind of service.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sallie
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We are frequent diners at sardina. The service & food are always consistent ly good which is unfortunately difficult to find these days. It's a great neighborhood spot as well as a nice pla e for out of towners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the real deal!
    NYFrank
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Authentic Sardinian / italian cuisine. Probably the best souithern Italian outside of Italy! Outstanding service and friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.